Good morning! I hope your Saturday has started bright, sunny and warm. Tomorrow is Earth Day and as I mentioned this week we can all do little things to save the planet.
We can recycle cans, bottles, plastic, glass, and cardboard. Instead of drinking water bottled in plastic we can use a reusable glass water bottle which is supposed to be better and safer for us. We can forgo the plastic bags at the grocery store and bring our own reusable bags.
If you pack a lunch each day you could use reusable lunch bags or use these bento boxes. I am all for getting rid of plastic straws and using paper instead not to mention that they add a touch of color and whimsy to whatever drink you are serving. Bring your own coffee cup to your local cafe and have them refill that instead of another cup.
In our house we are lucky enough to have a built in recycle bin, which makes it so much easier to remember to separate the trash not only for us but for guests as well. If you do not have a bin that is built in there are many stylish options, like wicker or galvanized metal to match the decor of your house.
There are so many little things you can do aside from recycling. You can plant a garden and grow some of your own food. You can buy, drink, and eat local. All of these things believe it or not do help the planet because you are not buying, eating or using items that have been trucked into your town which cuts down on pollution.
You can also plant some trees and grow some plants and flowers to attract bees to keep the bee population up.
Wash your clothes in cold water to save energy and maybe even make some of your own cleaning products.
These are just a few things that you can do to help the planet earth.
Have a great day.